Though LA is known for its healthy locals and A-list bodies, sometimes you’ve just got to indulge. Whether it’s macaroni & cheese or a juicy hamburger you’re craving, here are the hautest top 5 comfort foods in Los Angeles!
1 Macaroni & Cheese at Mélisse
The macaroni & cheese at Mélisse in no way, shape or form resembles anything from Kraft. The Michelin-starred French restaurant’s indulgent take on your favorite comfort food features fresh tagliatelle pasta topped with oodles of Parmesan cheese, brown-butter truffle froth, and shaved white truffles. It will run you $95 due to its rich, seasonal truffles (it's only available October-December), but it's well worth it to recreate your childhood food fantasy in such a haute way.
1104 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 395-0881
2 Buttermilk Biscuits at The Peninsula's Belvedere Restaurant
If you're in need of some Southern comfort food, The Belvedere at the Peninsula Beverly Hills is the place to find it. Start your day off right with the Buttermilk Biscuits, which simply ooze self-indulgent goodness. The dish comes complete with chicken, sun-dried tomato sausages, organic eggs, baby spinach and aged Beemster cheese. It's heavenly.
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 551-2888
3 The Office Burger at Father's Office
The cheeseburger at Father's Office is decadent, delicious and completely comforting. Settle in for a pint of craft beer and sink your teeth into this meaty confection, which comes with caramelized onion, applewood bacon gruyere, maytag blue and arugula. Yum.
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 736-2224
4 Gorgonzola Dolce Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza
Pizzeria Mozza makes some of the best pies you'll be likely to find in LA. Their Gorgonzola Dolce with fingerling potatoes, radicchio and rosemary is one of our favorites, though truly you can't go wrong with any slice created by Chef Nancy Silverton.
641 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 297-0101
5 Cookie Milk Ice Cream Sundae at The Fat Cow
If you're in the need for a comforting ice cream sundae with the works, the Cookie Milk extravaganza at Gordon Ramsay's Fat Cow should hit your sweet spot. Head to the "Moo Bar" for the perfect mix of ice cream, whipped cream and everything in between. If you aren't in the mood for the works, there are ice cream sandwiches, cookies and pastries to make your mood just a little bit sweeter as well.
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 965-1020